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The captivating subject of Oliver Sack's Anthropologist
on Mars, here is Temple Grandin's personal account of
living with autism extraordinary gift of animal empathy has
transformed her world and ours.
Temple Grandin is renowned throughout the world as a
designer of livestock holding equipment. Her unique empathy
for animals has her to create systems which are humane and
cruel free, setting the highest standards for the industry
the treatment and handling of animals. She also happens to
be autistic. Here, in Temple Grandin's own words, is the
story what it is like to live with autism. Temple is among
the few people who have broken through many the
neurological impairments associated with autism. Throughout
her life, she has developed unique coping strategies,
including her famous "squeeze machine," modeled after
seeing the calming effect squeeze chutes on cattle. She
describes her pain isolation growing up "different" and her
discovery visual symbols to interpret the "ways of the
natives" Thinking In Pictures also gives information from
the frontlines of autism, including treatme medication, and
diagnosis, as well as Temple's insight into genius,
savants, sensory phenomena, etc. Ultimately, it is Temple's
unique ability describe the way her visual mind works and
how she first made the connection between her impairment
and animal temperament that is the basis of extraordinary
gift and phenomenal success.
The View - January 29, 2007
Jane Pauley - September 1, 2005
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